Friday, September 17, 2010

Constitution Day - #2149 - Constitution Day and the Perilous Future - Heritage Foundation

On September 17, we celebrate the creation of our Constitution, one of the greatest governing documents ever conceived by the hand of man. This is the day we commemorate the birth of the United States as a nation, based on the rule of law and dedicated to the preservation of personal liberty, political freedom, economic opportunity, and the natural rights with which we are all endowed by our Creator. But 223 years after the formal signing of the Constitution, our country stands at a dangerous crossroads, the likes of which we have never faced before, although it is one that was certainly feared by many of our Founders.
James Madison and many of the other leaders of our country who were at the Constitutional Convention were all classically educated. They were better educated about history than many of our representatives in Washington today and they were well aware of what had happened to ancient democracies in Athens and Rome. We are faced today with two different roads, one of which follows the path of liberty set by our Founders in the Constitution, and one of which diverges from that path and leads us down the road to tyranny. There are two different warring camps within our society, and the ongoing battle between those camps has been graphically illustrated in recent primary elections and by the vicious fight over the nationalization of our healthcare system.  Read more......

Constitution Day: What Doe the Constitution Say About Health Care - Redstate - For Constitution Day, the Heartland Institute is providing a look at what the Constitution actually says about some of the key policy areas we deal with today — read what the Constitution says about Education here.  Needless to say, when the United States Constitution was ratified in 1788, the concept of health care was very different than it is today.  Standardized treatments for diseases were in a process of massive reconsideration. Physicians were for the most part sole operators, with widely varying degrees of education, equipment, and knowledge. Hospitals, which had primarily been nonprofit entities founded and staffed by members of religious orders, were undergoing a major transition from “almshouses” which served only the poor, transforming into centers for shared resources and expertise.  Read more......

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